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Augustine Birrell

Augustine Birrell KC was a British Liberal Party politician, who was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1907 to 1916. In this post, he was praised for enabling tenant farmers to own their property, and for extending university education for Catholics. But he was criticised for failing to take action against the rebels before the Easter Rising, and resigned. A barrister by training, he was also an author, noted for humorous essays... Read More

Born19 January 1850
Wavertree, near Liverpool, England
Died20 November 1933 (aged 83)
London, England
NationalityBritish

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